Jul 12, 2011 8:30pm PDT
that. is all about trying to get through some of the bottlenecks. that will make a big difference in improving the service for everybody on all ends of the line. even where we have had a number of concerns, particularly during special events and waiting on trains. this is not meant to be an exhaustive list by any means. it is just something that we would offer as things, some of which we are doing, and other things which are very much in our control. i think we need to move forward and look at these kinds of things to help focus service. i appreciate your time, and i will certainly take any more questions you have. supervisor cohen: i am curious, is mr. mason going to come back and speak to the safety and security? we kind of skipped over that slide. >> do you want to talk about it? >> this is mr. mason. >> [inaudible] >> good afternoon. i am director of safety and security enforcement for the mta. i want to talk about what we're doing on the t-line with the inspectors in the muni transit assistance. they're deployed on a daily basis, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at night. they ri
Jul 13, 2011 3:00pm EDT
boehner and president obama are still in contact. they are still working towards an agreement. big stumbling block, taxes still in the way, martin. >> i should explain, mike, that you're inside because there's a lot of rain outside the white house today. >> another major storm, that's right. >> absolutely. >> thanks so much. >> well, now that he's walked out of debt talks with vice president biden, taken a fight to president obama and clashed with speaker boehner, is there any compromise that will sit with house majority leader eric cantor? nbc's luke russert is covering that. republicans, what are they willing to sacrifice in order to reach an agreement? got a copy of the "washington post" which liberally quotes you, but have you been able to get an answer to your question yet? >> reporter: no, and they offer two explanations as to why, martin. number one, they say that a concession republicans are making is just in fact allowing the debt ceiling to go up because that's something that's so unpopular within the house republican caucus. the popular sentiment here in washington, d.c.
Jul 13, 2011 4:00pm PDT
! ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ hotwire.com >>> no progress reported tonight on the big deficit reduction talks at the white house. with that, this warning tonight from moody's investor service. the federal government could lose its top of the line credit rating if the white house and congress can't agree on a plan to increase the nation's debt ceiling, meaning allow washington to borrow more money to help pay its bills. that warning came just a few hours after this sober math lesson from the fed chairman ben bernanke. since the government borrows 40 cents of every dollar it spends, a fall you'ilure to increase washington's credit limit would require a 40% cutback in spending. >> significant cuts in social security, medicare, military pay, or some combination of those in order to avoid borrowing more money. >> now that sounds ominous, but some conservatives think the catastrophe scenarios are exaggerated. >> if congress fails to raise the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion, that somehow the united states will go into default, and we will lose the full faith and credit of the united states. that is s
Jul 13, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm EDT
with a big impact. i think television's obligation is the same thing. look at the "wil and grace" show. they have a character on there hooked on vikatin and they make it look dispun cutesy but they don't have all the stuff that happens to you when you're hooked on vikatin. the diarrhea, the physical breakdown, the mental breakdown. this is not cutesy stuff. getting drunk, using drugs, is not cutesy stuff. and hollywood has a responsibility to portray it realistically. too many times -- i think animal house is -- i think these teen shows that glorify drinking and binge drinking and pill popping and pot smoking -- >> on the matter of pill popping, we have a gentleman on the phone who does prescribe mood-altering drugs to a lot of people. i presume because that's that is where psychiatry is moved to in america. millions of people take mood-altering drugs. is that correct dr. kolodner? >> it's very commonly prescribed, yes and there are certainly doctors that do that well and doctors that don't do that well. >> do you think we are over prescribed? >> i don't think you can generalize. i thi
Jul 13, 2011 6:00am PDT
this was a big conspiracy to frame this man. what i learned is -- and i discussed this with geronimo -- we are experiencing men and women who thought the end justified the means. they thought they had a bad man and it was ok to do anything necessary to convict him. as i look back on my career, present and future, i think we see that that is the concept that runs through police misconduct. i am sure there are officers who were just bad, let's say. i think officers see what they consider bad people, and they feel like they have to do what ever it takes to convict them. and i have seen it when i was a young lawyer, when we had narcotics teams, we would get clients to said they arrested me with $20,000 and they said i only had $10,000. and we knew there were telling the truth. it i have seen it with law- enforcement officers in the case where a rogue cop shot a young girl, and the four other officers were all good men. remember -- you talk about misconduct, but primarily -- i want to get back to this -- most law enforcement people i have grown to know in my career are good and i think want to
Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm EDT
's mistaken, he misheard what clemens said. >> many big days to come. >> reporter: a month of them, probably. >> all right. we'll look forward to your report on "nbc nightly news." thank you so much. >>> coming up next and new at 5:00, the report is in, and the recommendations, as well. so what are we going to learn about that controversial police escort involving actor charlie sheen? >>> big brother may be watching you. find out which local county wants to put up nearly 100 speed cameras near you. >>> the fight against fat. some restaurant chains are now doing something to help kids eat healthy, and curb childhood obesity. >>> news4 at 5:00. we are just getting started. >>> well, as we know, childhood obesity is now a national epidemic, and the restaurant industry is now responding to the enormous pressure it's getting. >> yeah, from first lady michelle obama's government campaign down to concerned parents. demands for healthy menus are growing. >> and as a result, brian mooar has the story of 19 of the nation's largest food chains revamping the kids' menu, and putting in some healthier opt